WILMINGTON -- Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask told ESPNBoston and other outlets Wednesday that his recovery from an abdominal strain/groin strain is going well and that he hopes to be ready for the postseason. 

“I want to be back as soon as possible,” Rask said. “The playoffs was, and is, the goal.”

WILMINGTON -- Being a healthy scratch is nothing new to Daniel Paille. It's just been a while. 

Tuesday’s win over the Lightning gave the Bruins three consecutive wins after failing to do so in their previous 41 games.  

On a night the Bruins honored Zdeno Chara for passing the 1,000-game plateau in his NHL career, the captain matched a career-high with three assists as Boston beat the Lightning, 5-2, Tuesday at TD Garden. Benoit Pouliot scored into wide open net with 8:26 left in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and give the Bruins a vital two points, pushing them five points ahead of second-place Ottawa in the Northeast Division.

The Bruins kept their same lines from Sunday night's game when they took the ice for Tuesday's morning skate, and after the skate coach Claude Julien said that the team probably will go with the same lineup vs. the Lightning.

"More than likely we're looking at the same lineup," Julien said.

That would mean that Daniel Paille will be a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game. Jordan Caron is expected to remain on the Merlot Line with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton.

The Bruins received excellent news Sunday night when Rich Peverley finally made his return from a right knee sprain.

The Bruins finished their three-game West Coast road trip with a 3-2 victory over the Ducks Sunday, giving them four wins in their last five games.

The B's jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to second-period goals from Zdeno Chara and Benoit Pouliot. Teemu Selanne's 24th goal of the season made it a one-goal game entering the third period.

Bruins forward Rich Peverley will make his return to the team's lineup Sunday night against the Ducks. Peverley his been out since suffering a right knee sprain on Feb. 15 against the Canadiens.

In 49 games this season, Peverley has nine goals and 29 assists for 38 points.

With Peverley in the lineup, forward Daniel Paille was made a healthy scratch against Anaheim.

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The Bruins maintained their two-point lead on the Senators Saturday night thanks to a 4-2 victory over the Kings in Los Angeles. 

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